Building Permit and Inspection Services

Our Mission

"The mission of Permit & Inspection Services is the protection of life, health, property and public welfare through effective administration and enforcement of the building codes. In accomplishing this mission, we strive to maintain the highest levels of fairness, professionalism and ethical conduct towards the citizens of Monterey whom we serve."

Contact Us

Permits & Inspections Office
580 Pacific Street, Room 4
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-3890
Fax: (831) 646-5643

Monday - Friday
Open: 8 to noon and
12:30 to 4 p.m.*
Closed: noon - 12:30 p.m.
*Available by phone until 5 p.m.

John Kuehl
Building Official/Chief of Inspection Services, ADA Coordinator

Lisa Feliciano
Administrative Assistant II

Welcome to the City of Monterey Building Office, officially titled, Permit & Inspection Services. This division of the Plans & Public Works Department is responsible for reviewing plans and inspecting all phases of construction for compliance with applicable local and State codes.

Procedures for obtaining Public Works Permits

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Citizen's Guide to Residential Ordinances

This is your guide to key City ordinances pertaining to residential property. This guide is designed to help the citizens of Monterey better understand the City’s codes and requirements that relate to residential property owners.
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